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Phil, you dirty ‘ole bast*rd

In my neck of the woods, we’re used to snow… and lots of it. We’re used to biting winds and grey skies. We’re used to slippery back roads. We’re used to frozen fingers and frostbitten noses. We’re used to plowing the barnyard with the tractor at 2am and chiseling frozen cow sh*t from the barn…

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Waiting… for the thaw

“Everywhere in nature we are taught the lessons of patience and waiting. We want things a long time before we get them, and the fact that we want them a long time makes them all the more precious when they come.”

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WPC: state of mind (hopeful)

Mother Nature continues to hem-and-haw about what season it should be – even though the calendar clearly states that is it February. The past few days, again, have been a mix of sleet, freezing rain, and snow followed by an un-seasonal warm-up. Every creature and plant in this area has been in a state of…

Weekly photo challenge: Vivid

This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme is VIVID.  And what better flower to portray that theme than the peony.  They’re a garden staple that requires minimal care and produces the most brilliantly colored flowers.  If you don’t have any peonies in your garden, you should definitely plant one.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Longing for summer

The never ending winter continues with temperatures hovering around zero and another snow storm on the horizon.  I have contracted an EXTREME case of cabin fever, for which I have found no immediate cure.  I have begun to send the weather forecasters hate mail and I have officially placed a bounty on the head of…

Clematis vine in bloom

The clematis is one of those old-timey flowers that makes me think of farmhouses, white picket fences and the television show The Waltons.  I have a vine that faithfully grows outside my back door.  It is the first flower on the farm to herald the coming of spring and produces flowers that range in color…